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    onlyme reacted to Kurt Barlow in Uk 9th largest manufacturer in world   
    Its actually an underestimate of activity. 
    In pre 1980's direct employment jobs such as canteen, advertising, cleaning etc at a factory where all classed as manufacturing jobs. Contract out those functions and they become service sector jobs. 
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    onlyme reacted to stokiescum in Uk 9th largest manufacturer in world   
    the eurozone is well fked,even mighty germany has its on the hook.look at rates of unemployment in spain,italy,greece just a matter of time.im hopeing we get out then get the blame for the shitstorm thats been building since before 2008
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    onlyme reacted to PatronizingGit in Uk 9th largest manufacturer in world   
    I think giving the bank of England 'independence' was one of the greatest mistakes this country has made.
    I can see why politicians wanted it...they get exonerated from blame, because the treasury/chancellor doesnt control rates, whilst a city controlled central bank is 'impartial', but judged on the results, how can BoE indepedence be declared anything but a complete failure. 20 years of falling real wages. Largest asset bubbles (and busts) in history. 
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    onlyme reacted to PatronizingGit in Uk 9th largest manufacturer in world   
    And yet, by 1997, we briefly, after clawing our way back through the 1990s, had a roughly balanced trade situation.
    When I look back to the 1990s, affordable housing, controlled immigration, real wages actually going up instead of down, I think to labours 'things can only get better' song...Whenever I head that now, it always has a macabre, even sinister undertone to it. 
    Seems the most pressing political issue of the 1990s was 'stop new roads being built'
    Oh, to go back to those days!
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    onlyme reacted to wherebee in Graduate meet crap job, crap job meet graduate...   
    I was earning ten pounds and hour working in pubs in London and the south east thirty years ago.  If you want an example of how mass immigration has eroded the value of labour, the above story gives you all you need to know.
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    onlyme reacted to Frank Hovis in Graduate meet crap job, crap job meet graduate...   
    Good for them.
    As I noted on another thread RPI inflation is 287% since 1987 (i.e. something costing £1 in 1987 now costs £2.87) whilst wages have barely moved in that time.
    This has been caused by globalisation and open borders providing the immigration to keep the "labour market" working well for employers but not employees.
    When people moan about tube drivers getting £60k a year they are attacking the wrong target - everybody who was earnng £22k in 1987 shoudl now be getting £60k.  The fact that it's only them with a monopoly and a strong union shows how much the rest of us have been done over in that time.
    My first decent job paid £40k, that would now be £114k but very similar jobs are still being advertised for £40k.
    I did at least earn for a period when wages were at that level as did most of us here but for anyone starting work now or in the last ten years, especially if you've gone into graduate debt to get that £25k job:
    You can never have enough Lydon.
     
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    onlyme reacted to spunko in Death by Private equity list   
    So few people understand what it is and that allows them to get away with it. Blaming the internet alone doesn't cut it, nor does changing habits the commonly rolled out excuse... 
     East Clothing (went into administration last year) perfectly encapsulates this. The business blamed its collapse on the fact that shoppers were ‘reining in spending’ and that ‘high street footfall had plummeted’ but according to the ONS, retail spend in specialist fashion stores haa grown by about 4% this year so far – in fact, East itself posted a 6.5% uplift in like-for-like sales before it went under. Clearly, we are being lied to. 
    All of these have gone or will likely go the way of the dodo due to private equity or venture capital. 
     
    House of Fraser 
    Evans Cycles
    B h s 
    Maplin 
    Debenhams (ish)
    East
    Toys R Us
    Phones 4u 
    Bernard Matthews
    New Look
    byron burgers
    Jessops 
    Carpetright
    Mothercare
    MFI 
    Comet 
    Jamie's Italian
    Prezzo 
    I'll update it with more tomorrow. Next one to go must surely be Fat Face also PE owned. 
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    onlyme got a reaction from Hail the Tripod in In Latest Humiliation For Brussles, Viktor Orban Wins Hungary Elections In Landslide Victory   
    Makes you wonder if all along an out of control migration system and then the offer of an EU border force was the trojan horse to bring in and normalise an EU military regime.
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    onlyme reacted to ashestoashes in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    perhaps he missteaked
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    onlyme reacted to Chewing Grass in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    The Potus is a patient genius and has given the stupid public servants enough time and and rope to unequivocally hang themselves on video as they conspire against the democratically elected one.
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    onlyme reacted to Hopeful in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    !00% is probably nearest the mark
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    onlyme reacted to The Masked Tulip in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    You understand more why the tax benefits of running your own UK business have gone to zilch in the last 15 years. How many hard core marxists do we have in senior public sector areas?
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    onlyme reacted to Chewing Grass in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    Latest from Project Veritas, unbelievabe what these young female leftist subversives are up to and the amount of government information they are leaking and resources they are stealing.
    If you think this is bad apparently you won't believe what the next Veritas video is about, I'm on the edge of my seat, this is good stuff.
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    onlyme reacted to One percent in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    Wow, this is big. What’s trump’ Next move?  
    The coming Q drops will be interesting. 
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    onlyme reacted to JackieO in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    FBI, DOJ To Defy Trump Order; Redactions Planned As Top 'Deep State' Dems Demand Insubordination
    FFS they are out of control!
     
    EDIT
    Posters on ZH going bloody nuts. Calling for direct action. Taking to the streets etc
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    onlyme reacted to sleepwello'nights in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    The mendacity is breath taking.
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    onlyme reacted to SillyBilly in Brown has aged   
    I don't think you become PM without the ego to boot. I bet he thinks he did a great job. And that the current solution to any ill is doubling down of what he did do.
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    onlyme reacted to The Masked Tulip in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    They all need to be regulated, split up. Dangerous and far too powerful.
    As far as I can make out FB, Google and Twitter appear to be on a crusade to destroy our way of life. Just a small thing like that.
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    onlyme reacted to M S E Refugee in Unintended consequences of making people work until they drop   
    Where I work it is nothing to with people having to work until they drop and it is more to do with them being the greediest bastards imaginable.
    I have to listen to these moaning bastards who constantly complain about how shit their jobs are whilst they are simultaneously picking up a good wage plus overtime and allowances,occupational pension and finally the state pension and yet all the younger ones have never had it as bad as them.
    I believe that some years ago they had to scrap the default retirement age of 65 to comply with anti-discrimination laws.
    If this trend continues I can see my employer keeping a private ambulance on standby in the car park.
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    onlyme reacted to Van Lady in Unintended consequences of making people work until they drop   
    I agree with the point that the original poster is making.
    There are unintended consequences from promoting a society where there is no retirement age and employers are prompted to employ older people.
    In this case I agree that the company are insane for employing an 80 year old bus driver and the bloke should know that at eighty bus driving isn’t a job for his age.
    Politicians are the real culprits by allowing this scenario through promoting you’re fit, don’t retire, work until you drop etc IMO because of desperation to maximise tax take regardless of age or fitness abilities.
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    onlyme reacted to spunko in Unintended consequences of making people work until they drop   
    Sorry but very little to do with him being forced to work longer, more to do with the company employing an 80 year old to cut costs as he wasn't permanent.
    An 80 year old shouldn't be driving buses... he should know that too. What a selfish old fool and blocking access to the job for younger folk as well. 
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    onlyme got a reaction from Fully Detached in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    Game, set and match if true. Seems there was a plan all along.
     
    McCabe and Strzok Caught Destroying Evidence During Final Days at FBI; “Huber is Running a Grand Jury
    https://truepundit.com/mccabe-and-strzok-caught-destroying-evidence-during-final-days-at-fbi-huber-is-running-a-grand-jury/
    .....
    Two of the supposed brightest minds who served the FBI — and led the country’s Intel apparatus — each separately set out to allegedly destroy incriminating evidence before their departures from the Bureau. And neither one had any clue they were being watched.
    But FBI Director Christopher Wray had suspected as much and — working with personnel from the Inspector General’s office — set up a sting-like operation to prevent against evidence destruction, both documents and electronic, two FBI sources confirm.
    Though at differing times, McCabe and Strzok were under 24-hour surveillance both at the office and outside FBI HQ in Washington D.C. And any documents, files, and databases that were deleted or manipulated by McCabe and Strzok were being recorded and documented by federal agents. The original records were restored after the duo vacated the FBI.
    “They had no clue they were being watched,” one FBI source said.
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    onlyme got a reaction from Fully Detached in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    Game, set and match if true. Seems there was a plan all along.
     
    McCabe and Strzok Caught Destroying Evidence During Final Days at FBI; “Huber is Running a Grand Jury
    https://truepundit.com/mccabe-and-strzok-caught-destroying-evidence-during-final-days-at-fbi-huber-is-running-a-grand-jury/
    .....
    Two of the supposed brightest minds who served the FBI — and led the country’s Intel apparatus — each separately set out to allegedly destroy incriminating evidence before their departures from the Bureau. And neither one had any clue they were being watched.
    But FBI Director Christopher Wray had suspected as much and — working with personnel from the Inspector General’s office — set up a sting-like operation to prevent against evidence destruction, both documents and electronic, two FBI sources confirm.
    Though at differing times, McCabe and Strzok were under 24-hour surveillance both at the office and outside FBI HQ in Washington D.C. And any documents, files, and databases that were deleted or manipulated by McCabe and Strzok were being recorded and documented by federal agents. The original records were restored after the duo vacated the FBI.
    “They had no clue they were being watched,” one FBI source said.
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    onlyme got a reaction from Fully Detached in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    Game, set and match if true. Seems there was a plan all along.
     
    McCabe and Strzok Caught Destroying Evidence During Final Days at FBI; “Huber is Running a Grand Jury
    https://truepundit.com/mccabe-and-strzok-caught-destroying-evidence-during-final-days-at-fbi-huber-is-running-a-grand-jury/
    .....
    Two of the supposed brightest minds who served the FBI — and led the country’s Intel apparatus — each separately set out to allegedly destroy incriminating evidence before their departures from the Bureau. And neither one had any clue they were being watched.
    But FBI Director Christopher Wray had suspected as much and — working with personnel from the Inspector General’s office — set up a sting-like operation to prevent against evidence destruction, both documents and electronic, two FBI sources confirm.
    Though at differing times, McCabe and Strzok were under 24-hour surveillance both at the office and outside FBI HQ in Washington D.C. And any documents, files, and databases that were deleted or manipulated by McCabe and Strzok were being recorded and documented by federal agents. The original records were restored after the duo vacated the FBI.
    “They had no clue they were being watched,” one FBI source said.
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    onlyme reacted to The Masked Tulip in Qanon: high level intel, AI or LARP?!   
    Just that the F-35 was sold as this amazing aircraft that the West has to buy... The costs just kept going up and up and up... and plenty of people now say it is a pretty poor aircraft. 
    Lots of pressure for countries to buy it. Lots of pressure to reitre cheaper but able for their role aircraft like the A-10. The VSTOL version javing a very short range and very limited weapons load.
    Endless stuff really. But LM has made a fortune from it.